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For Those Complaining About Mularkey.....Let's take a look-see at Matt Ryan


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Yes, Mike Mularkey's playcalling is lackluster and ultra-predictable.

We get down deep in the 10 yard line after Matt throws some good completion, but then on first down we come out in a blantant two TE, one WR, FB, RB running formation and try to run up the middle when we haven't been able to do that all game. Made no sense. Even my sister and new-to-football lady friend kept asking and screaming at why we kept trying to run up the middle.

When we put Norwood in the game we were able to get yards in the run game easily. In the passing game Jerious suffered, but in the run game he got us nice yardage. So why did we not try to get Norwood involved in the running attack a little more? All that talk of distributing carries between our runningbacks must have just been phantom statements.

But let's look at Matt Ryan a bit as well. Although we did see more from our passing game, Matt Ryan was way too predictable himself. Early on he was forcing to Tony Gonzalez, and throughout the entire game he was eyeing Roddy like a female with a great rack. He could've looked for Harry more, who was having a great game, and he could've tested the middle of the field more where he was having success. Not to mention Matt did seem to settle for those short completions.

Trust me, I'm against Mularkey. We have weapons and he doesnt know how to use them correctly by drawing up more elaborate plays. It's like we're still in kindergarten mode with this offense. Matt is ON POINT when he's running the show in the hurry up offense...always. But once Mularkey starts calling the plays again the entire offense gets slowed down, and dumbed down. It's quite depressing.

In short, Fire Mularkey ASAP! It's just not working anymore.

Other Notes:

1. Defense was WOW against the run (minus the overtime of course). That was great. Defense in the pass game was the same ol' garbage. Dixon 18-26 for 250+ yards=UGH!

2. While I'm on the defense, Eric Coleman needs to be gone. I see nothing he provides except experience in the game. If we can start Weatherspoon game one and let him take his lumps throughout the season, I see no reason why we cant give Moore the same opportunity. You learn through playing more than any amount of film could ever teach you.

3. Speaking of William Moore, seeing him push that guy into Randle El made me smile. Smart play by him.

4. ...And while I'm on the safeties, SOMEBODY TEACH THOMAS DECOUD HOW TO WRAP UP AND TACKLE!!!

5. I can watch Kroy Biermann's sack alllll day. He demolished the double team that was put on him. Do yourself a favor and watch that highlight 8 times. It's beautiful.

6. Abe is back IMO. He showed phenomenal speed. Wish he would've made that pick though. The entire D-Line did great, we collapsed the pocket a lot but we need to get more sacks out of that.

7. Roddy is a beast. Hands down. If anybody tries to argue that after Sunday's performance you should give yourself a swirly in a public toilet.

8. Turner's burners still look burned out.

9. Tony G looked gassed out there.

10. Offensive line is a joke. They're small and get tossed around by bigger defenses on a regular. Sam Baker disappointed me big time. We need to all chip in to send our entire offensive line to a buffet and lock the door behind them.

and last point for good measure....

STFU JIM MORA!!!!

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i agree Matt needs to spread the ball more but hey roddy was open so he threw it to him. TG is a little different story. he throws to him even when hes covered. i dont know if Matt thinks he is superman and no one can cover him or what. he can learn to stop doing that....mularkey he cant learn from. he provides practically nothing to the team. nothing of value at least.

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i agree Matt needs to spread the ball more but hey roddy was open so he threw it to him. TG is a little different story. he throws to him even when hes covered. i dont know if Matt thinks he is superman and no one can cover him or what. he can learn to stop doing that....mularkey he cant learn from. he provides practically nothing to the team. nothing of value at least.

It's really a shame. Mularkey, heck even Mike Smith at times, just look like they're stuck in conventional tried-and-true wisdom. Yes, if you run the ball effectively more often than not you're going to win the game. But that wisdom is supposed to fly clean out the window when its clear that running the ball was NOT going to happen...at least not runs into the middle of that Steeler defense. Again, Norwood was having success on the ground. We could've gave him the ball a little more.

It's a shame to see our offense being ran this way. We have a GM from the school of pass the ball down your throat in every angle, but our offense is like something from the first days of football. Im not saying we need to be pass happy, but we need to at least have some variety in our plays. Runningback screens, deep in routes, delays and draws....something. Anything will do. Utilize our weapons more effectively.

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It's really a shame. Mularkey, heck even Mike Smith at times, just look like they're stuck in conventional tried-and-true wisdom. Yes, if you run the ball effectively more often than not you're going to win the game. But that wisdom is supposed to fly clean out the window when its clear that running the ball was NOT going to happen...at least not runs into the middle of that Steeler defense. Again, Norwood was having success on the ground. We could've gave him the ball a little more.

It's a shame to see our offense being ran this way. We have a GM from the school of pass the ball down your throat in every angle, but our offense is like something from the first days of football. Im not saying we need to be pass happy, but we need to at least have some variety in our plays. Runningback screens, deep in routes, delays and draws....something. Anything will do. Utilize our weapons more effectively.

variety! yes! and yea, it is a shame.

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There were a lot of times when Douglas was open, however I wonder about the play calling. If Roddy is the first choice, gonzo second and Harry third but Harry was getting open why wouldn't Marlarkey call a play that had Harry as the first option?

I agree, we moved the ball well with Harry, Snelling, and Norwood. I think the problem was with Matt. All of the receivers on the field are an option. He seemed to be going with the hot read on every play rather than going through his progressions. You can make the argument that the Oline wasn't blocking well, but with the same snap count and the lack of checking plays at the line, every Oline will struggle.

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There were a lot of times when Douglas was open, however I wonder about the play calling. If Roddy is the first choice, gonzo second and Harry third but Harry was getting open why wouldn't Marlarkey call a play that had Harry as the first option?

I agree with this. Harry was finding the open zone all day, and he was very effective all game. There should have been more plays to take Matt's eyes off of Roddy and Gonzo. Mularkey sits his sorry, no good self up in the coordinators box, but doesn't see anything apparently. How can you have a birds eye view and continue to call such sorry plays?

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In Matt's first year he threw the ball to Roddy White everytime on 3rd down regardless of the coverage......most of his picks that year were passes to Roddy White........Year two on 3rd down it became Roddy White and Gonzo................Year three its right back to Roddy and Gonzo.......folks say the offense is predictable but so are his decisions..........good QB with the potential to be great but he is going to have to grow some balls and take chances with other players who are capable of making plays. I know its hard when guys like Norwood drop passes when he is wide open but that comes with the territory..........

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There were a lot of times when Douglas was open, however I wonder about the play calling. If Roddy is the first choice, gonzo second and Harry third but Harry was getting open why wouldn't Marlarkey call a play that had Harry as the first option?

If that's true, I feel like after reviewing the tape Matt will start looking for him a lot more.

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If that's true, I feel like after reviewing the tape Matt will start looking for him a lot more.

This will be good game tape for everybody (except maybe Roddy) to see how pathetic they played. The O-Line especially. Hopefully Matt will see that he needs to look off his receivers as well.

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